How to prepare for Kambo medicine

You may be contra-indicated to receiving Kambo if you are:

  • Pregnant or may become pregnant
  • Nursing a child under 6 months
  • Have taken 5-meo-DMT or Bufo in the last 4 weeks
  • Have had serious heart problems such as bipass surgery, valve replacement, or any open chest surgery (Stints okay, mild heart attacks okay)
  • Have had a stroke or blood clot
  • Have had a brain aneurism
  • Are taking low blood pressure medication
  • Have Addison’s disease
  • Have gone through chemotherapy within the last 4 weeks
  • Have a severe mental illness (Depression and anxiety are okay!)
  • Are taking immunosuppressant drugs for an organ transplant.
  • Are under 18 years old


Be sure to report any medications or herbal supplements you may be on. Do not take any supplements or medications unless medically necessary the day of the ceremony. Some herbs or medicines may need to be avoided for a couple of days prior to treatment. Some medications/supplements are contraindicated and may have a risk for interactions with the Kambo.


Avoid any supplements the day of your Kambo treatment. Avoid taking any medication the day of prior to your Kambo treatment unless absolutely necessary. They will likely be purged out and wasted. You can resume your regular medication regime after the session. Avoid 5HTP, dieting pills, and melatonin supplements for 3 days prior to your session if possible.


It is ideal to fast at least 8 hours before the Kambo ceremony. If your ceremony is in the morning, No breakfast, coffee, caffeinated tea or juice. Abstain from any supplements or medications unless necessary. You can resume medications after session.
If ceremony is in the evening, only eat a light vegetarian breakfast (eggs okay), no food after 10 am.

Water, coconut water, herbal tea w/ honey, electrolytes, and salt added to water are okay.

DO NOT DRINK EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF WATER prior to arriving to your session.


Before administering the Kambo treatment, you will be asked to drink approximately 2 liters of water to allow for easy purging and cleansing. This water will be purged out. Drinking too much water more than 15 minutes before the application of the kambo can dilute electrolyte concentrations in the body and cause a serious condition called hyponatremia. Hydrate normally throughout the day, but don’t over drink.


Days prior and following the Kambo, It is recommended to adopt a clean diet to reduce any toxic burden on the body. Avoid alcohol, dairy, sugar, and spicy food. SALT IS OKAY. Eat whole, nourishing organic food before and after to best support your body in it’s detox process afterwards. there is no traditional “Dieta” with Kambo and it is not crucial to follow a strict diet before or after the session.


*1 gallon of filtered, room-temperature, neutral pH water. Please do not bring Alkaline or distilled water.

– A water bottle or large cup for drinking

.- Comfortable clothing that allows for exposed access to area of treatment (low back, shoulder, neck etc). A change of clothes is recommended. Accidents do happen and it’s nice to have some clean clothes to change into.

-A hair tie to tie back long hair.

-The remaining balance to your contribution.

It is recommended to not wear dangling jewelry such as necklaces or earrings that may get in the way. Also, if you wear contact lenses, it is suggested that you remove them to 1) receive sananga eye drops and 2) avoid any pain if swelling of the eyes occurs.